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5 Tips to teaching kids organizational skills


You should teach your kids tidying habits that will last a lifetime. In fact, this can also help out in the clean-up of your home. Kids who learn tidying habits at a tender age maintain the habit throughout their lives. If they learn organizing habits, this can help to maintain a tidy and organized living space. Though it is not possible to maintain a tidy playroom always, teaching kids organizing habits can help a lot. You may find some organizational skills and tips online. Let the kids specifically understand the use of labels.

There are special kids name labels and those for various storage spaces as well as items. We are going to briefly discuss some of the major kids’ organizational skills that you should teach the kids. This will help you understand the basic organizational skills kids should learn.

Here are 5 tips for teaching kids organizational skills:

1. Limit the number of items a kid should have

This applies to clothes, toys shoes and anything else that you buy for your kids. They should have special storage space for all their things. If the storage space is full and it can’t take anymore, then the kid should learn to declutter. If they learn the technique early, then even in adulthood, they will remain organized and ensure there is no clutter in their homes. The kids should learn the one in one out rule early.

2. Let the kids learn and stick to a routine

This is the easiest way for kids to learn organizational skills. If the items are labeled and the instructions also clearly indicated with clear labels, kids usually learn and stick to such routine fast. You may prepare a checklist and post it on the mirror or bedroom wall.

3. Value the kid’s toys with clearly marked labels

In order to be more organized, kids must learn to organize their stuff first. For the toys, ensure that the storage space is clearly labeled. Prioritize the toys depending on how frequently they are used. Those toys that are used frequently should be labeled first and should be placed at the easiest point of reach.

4. Categorize everything

Kids should learn early in life that things should be put in their appropriate spaces all the time. They should easily identify items that do not belong to a certain category of items and return it to the designated place. Clear and visible labels will help the kids a great deal to know what belongs where.

5. Raise smart shoppers

Preventing clutter is the easiest way to learn organizational skills. Let the kids have stickers or labels reminding them of how to shop for essentials and also how to get rid of what they no longer need. If a kid is smart in what they buy, being organized is no longer a big deal. They will learn instinctively how to get what they need and throw away what they no longer need.

The above  tips can help kids learn organizational skills early. Due to the short attention span, there should be constant reminders of what needs to be done and when. It is important to have stickers and labels on strategic places to act as reminders of what needs to be done and when.

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